PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Brigadier General Kerry L. Muehlenbeck to Arizona’s Adjutant General and Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.
General Muehlenbeck succeeds Major General Michael T. McGuire, who announced his retirement on March 5, 2021. McGuire served as Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and Adjutant General since 2013, and will officially retire on April 10, 2021.
“I’m eager to announce the appointment of Brigadier General Kerry Muehlenbeck as Arizona’s newest Adjutant General and Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs,” said Governor Ducey. “General Muehlenbeck’s impressive military experience and continued leadership are amplified by her legal and teaching background. She joined the Arizona Air National Guard in 1997 and served in many roles until she became Arizona’s Deputy Adjutant General in 2018. I look forward to working with General Muehlenbeck on protecting Arizonans, supporting our communities, and tackling the challenges ahead.”
“General McGuire has served Arizona and our nation honorably,” the Governor continued. “I’m especially grateful for his support this past year as we’ve navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic. He and his team have been instrumental in providing support to our communities and our border, and I am grateful for his leadership.”
General Muehlenbeck served as the Deputy Adjutant General and the Director of Administrative Services.